Force 5 Spar Question

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by BobBill, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. BobBill
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    BobBill Senior Member

    Aft boom outhaul assy is pictured.

    Is this a pre- or post- 1993 part?

    Is is nec to replace it?

    What function for long rod attached to boom? Need special parts?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. CutOnce

    CutOnce Previous Member

    Guessing ....

    Don't know about the vintage, but the rod is where the clew is attached to the boom - it provides an attachment point that does not bind like a strap around the boom - which enables the foot to move far easier under load. I would guess the wire is attached to some type of purchase arrangement inside the boom - probably 2:1 at least. If rope emerges at the other end my guess is probably right.

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  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    That's an outhaul traveler rod.
     
  4. BobBill
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    BobBill Senior Member

    Force5 Outhaul

    Yes, as I guessed. But could not ascertain how or what fastens to clew to enable adjustment etc.

    Appreciate the responses.

    Still need to date the aft boom item. It seems I can rig that as I wish anyway, as this mast and boom are not going on a Force 5, but good to have a model to guide application.

    Not many 5 sailors around and likely fewer attend this site, but one never knows. Winters are long here.
     

  5. BobBill
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    BobBill Senior Member

    Force5 Outhaul

    So this thread does not linger in the way.

    I was informed and more by Chris on the Force 5 site. It is as Par and CutOnce noted and there are variations. I have now to choose.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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